Students will develop their own definition of their identity by creating a list of things that serve to create that identity.
The students will look up the words "identity" and "identity crisis" and define these words and then write a short one-paragraph story using both words based on their definitions.
Erikson discusses the science of identity formation. Students will divide into groups in develop an experiment in order to determine whether someone has developed their own identity.
Looking Back in Time
Students will identify one historical period of time and discuss how individuals of that time may have formed identity whether positive or negative.
When I was Your Age
Students will think about their personal identities as well as those of their older relative(s). Students will record five points comparing and contrasting their identity with that of their older relative(s).
Stages of Development
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